You’ve seen the latest scary movie.
You may even visit one of those “haunted” houses during the next few weeks.
You will certainly see people dressed in what they consider scary costumes, too.
But there is something far more scary to many people — going to the dentist!
You may be one of the millions of people who struggle with dental anxiety. If not you, then someone you care about may have a fear of the dentist. Either way, today’s post is for you.
At the office of Brian Davey, DDS, we have helped many patients in and around San Diego, CA learn to manage their dental fears. You will find support at our practice if you are ready to return to the dentist.
Call 858-762-9991 to learn more about our approach to patient care.
It would be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand and make dental anxieties disappear. The truth is overcoming anxiety is a process, not an event.
You can do it, however! But, you must be patient with yourself to make it happen. That starts by taking things one step and one visit at a time.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a few years (or even several years), you may be surprised by what you find at our office. Instead of a cold, sterile environment, you will find an inviting space with warm, welcoming people.
You also will learn that your physical and emotional comfort are top priorities for our team. Just look at the amenities that we offer:
- Pillows and blankets to help you feel cozy
- Televisions screens over our patient chairs so you can watch Netflix during your visit
- Headphones so you can listen to your favorite music
- Warm towels at the end of your cleaning or other procedure
And if you’ve received a local anesthetic, you can have some ice cream before you leave.
The dental professionals at our practice are dedicated to helping you feel as comfortable as possible from the moment you arrive until you get ready to head home.
Ease Your Mind
While our team and our amenities are just what many patients need, we also understand that some patients need a little more to feel comfortable sitting in a dental chair.
Maybe you are worried about pain or gagging. Maybe you had a bad experience with a judgmental dentist. (We aren’t going to judge you at our office. We just want to help.)
Regardless, you may benefit from our dental sedation.
With sedation dentistry, you will remain calm and relaxed. You’ll be pain-free, and you won’t gag.
Dr. Davey is an active member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and he’s been using sedation to help patients get the care they need and deserve for years.
You Can Make a Change for the Better
The first step can often be the hardest. Just know that Dr. Davey and our team is ready to support you. To get started on your healthier smile, start by contacting us online or calling 858-762-9991 with any questions you may have about us.